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Calvary United Methodist Church
971 Beech Avenue at Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

OHS Database ID 52205.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 31, 2013.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 34 ranks.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston.


  • Identified through online information from Evan Snyder. -- Additions to and modifications of existing Farrand & Votey Organ of 1894.
    This instrument is constantly being slowly expanded by the organist Brian Burns. The organ is in great condition and is accompanied by a fantastic Choir in a beautiful sanctuary with Tiffany windows. (Database Manager. December 31, 2013)

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  • From 2010 convention program
    Calvary United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, PA
    1895 Farrand & Votey Opus 734
    Replacement console, 2009
    16' Open Diapason
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Gamba
    8' Doppel Flute
    4' Octave
    4' Hohl Flute
    2 2/3' Octave Quint
    2' Super Octave
    8' Trumpet
    16' Lieblich Gedeckt
    8' Open Diapason
    8' Stopped Diapason
    8' Salicional
    8' Vox Celeste (t.c.)
    8' Aeoline
    4' Harmonic Flute
    4' Gemshorn
    2' Flageolet
    III Cornet
    8' Cornopean
    8' Oboe
    8' Vox Humana
    8' Geigen Diapason
    8' Melodia
    8' Dolce
    4' Rohr Flute
    2' Piccolo
    8' Clarinet
    16' Open Diapason
    16' Bourdon
    16' Lieblich Gedeckt (Sw.)
    8' Cello
    32' Contra Bombarde^
    16' Bombarde*
    8' Bombarde*
    * 2009 Addition (unit stop)
    [As of the 2010 Convention publication, the 32' stop had not been installed.]
    [Received from Connor Annable 2011-09-15.]
  • Click Here From 2010 convention program Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.